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Archives of American Art  Search this
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Sound recordings
Interviews
Podcast
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audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500
Copyright:
© 2016 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Podcast Keywords:
interview, artist, artists, oral history, Smithsonian, Archives of American Art
Podcast Category:
Arts
Visual Arts
Government
Business
Non-Profit
Society & Culture
History
Description:
Samson Lane Faison Jr. (1907-2006) was an art history professor at Williams College, Massachusetts. During World War II, Faison enlisted and served in the Naval Air Force. From 1945 to 1946, Faison was a member of the Office of Strategic Services Art Looting Investigation Unit (ALIU), finding and recovering art stolen by the Nazis. In this audio clip, Faison discusses his exploits as a Monuments Men, starting with the phone call asking him to join the ALIU and later working as the director of the Munich Central Collecting Point, one of several locations established by the U.S. State Department to gather the recovered art for repatriation.
Duration:
516 SECS
Author:
smithsonianaaa@gmail.com (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Subtitle:
S. Lane Faison on working in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services Art Looting Investigation Unit
Size:
6.2 MB
Topic:
Art  Search this
American  Search this
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Oral History Collection from the Archives of American Art
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Archives of American Art
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